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2018 Red Cross Blood Drive

The High School Student Council sponsored an American Red Cross blood drive Friday, November 9, 2018. We had 36 students and community members come through to donate. The Red Cross collected 28 units of blood which can be used to help save . . .

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Leading WCHS in the Pledge of Allegiance

On the morning of Monday, November 12, 2018, Mr. Bob Cravens of Gladstone led WCHS in the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mr. Cravens served in the Air Force from 1967 -1971.  During that time he served in Vietnam from . . .

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Hot973 Tailgate Tour at West Central

Friday, 9/14/18

Hot973 is making a stop at West Central on Friday, 9/14/2018. Hot973 will be broadcasting live at the football game from 5-7 pm. While they are at the football game, they will have games, prizes and . . .

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Homecoming Royalty 2018

  The homecoming court who will reign over the 2018 “Decades of Disney” festivities include senior king candidates Bradon Annegers, Jensen Bowman, Luke Ditsworth and Jacob Keever.  Queen candidates are Corinne . . .

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National Guard Visits WC PE Classes

The National Guard came on August 27 to the WCHS Physical Education classes to talk with the students about mental toughness and facing adversity. They then put the students through a grueling calisthenic super set! In . . .

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2018-2019 Back to School Pride Assembly

Students at WCHS were welcomed back to school with their first Pride Assembly for the 2018-2019 School Year.  Fourth quarter recipients from the 2017-2018 school year were recognized.    Congratulations to all and . . .

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Senior Walk 2018

Senior Walk 2018. We are so proud of our WCHS graduates!

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CNH Industrial Tour

On May 8th the high school STEM class toured CNH Industrial in Burlington. Equipment manufactured at this plant include backhoes and combine headers. After we signed in and showed our picture ID’s, we got bright orange vests, safety . . .

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West Central High School Commencement 2018

    May 13, 2018 2:00 PM West Central High School Gymnasium

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WYSE State

On Wednesday, April 18th, Junior Laine Gholson competed at the state level for the WYSE competition in Computer Science. In this competition, he went against students from all over the state; including several from the private sector up in . . .

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Promenade 2018

Some photos shared by Mrs. Alexander.  

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INFESTATION!

Students in Biology and Zoology have recently been studying Phylum Arthropoda.  The most numerous of these animals, and all animals, are insects.  Students were challenged to create and brand new insect that humans have never . . .

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Youth to Washington 2018

John Steck, WCHS junior, will be able to join about 50 other Illinois high school students in Washington during the week of June 11, 2018.   During the time in D.C., students will learn about American and rural electric . . .

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Youth To Springfield Program 2018

April 18, 2018, was Youth to Springfield Day in the state capital.  For 59 years, Illinois’ rural electric and telephone cooperatives have sponsored high school sophomores and juniors on an annual trip to Springfield in order to . . .

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How to Use Calculus to Model Real Life

Each yeah Professor Mike Sostarecz from Monmouth College comes out to give a lecture to the calculus students on how to use Calculus to model real life. He spoke on modeling linear, and quadratic equations. He showed them how he uses a high . . .

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Dogfish Dissection in Zoology Class.

Dogfish dissection.

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2018 National Honor Society Induction

West Central High School National Honor Society Induction was held on Monday night, March 19th at 7:00pm. Three present members, Kenna Armstrong, Nicholas Brokaw, and Victoria Olson, were in attendance to welcome eight new inductees to the . . .

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Another W for WYSE

Laine took 1st! He's going on to state! Laine captured the first place prize in Computer Science at the recent WYSE competition held at Knox College. The next competition will take place on April 18 at the University of . . .

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#Whatsyour17

West Central students and staff took time to write positive, uplifting notes to each student and staff member in each of their classes. Each student will receive an envelope with all of their positive notes to read at the end of the day.

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WCHS DAR Good Citizen Award Recipient

The Chief Shaubena Chapter, Roseville, IL,  National Society Daughters of the American Revolution,  would like to recognize Todd Lant of West Central High School, as their 2017-2018 Good Citizen Award recipient.   Todd . . .

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WCHS Coop Student Activities

Cooperative Education students at WCHS are keeping themselves very busy.  Cooperative education student Logan is currently working at the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office in Oquawka.  Logan’s career goal is to . . .

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Cooperative Education at WCHS

  Cooperative Education at West Central High School is in full swing.  Twelve senior students are currently enrolled in the program.  Each of these students attends school for the first half of the day, then reports to a . . .

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Second Quarter 2017-18 Pride Winners

Second Quarter Pride Winners!! Congratulations!!!

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WCHS Students of the Month

November, 2017 English Department - Mikayla Lange Career Technical Education Department - Heidi Ford Social Studies Department - Molly Parsons Math Department - Alec Vancil Physical Education Department - Collin Vancil Science . . .

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Physics Students Go Ballistic

  On November 15th, the high school physics students visited the physics department at Western Illinois University. Students conducted two experiments with the assistance of professors and graduate students. The experiments were . . .

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WCHS Student Council Blood Drive

On Friday, November 3, 2017, the WCHS Student Council hosted a blood drive for students and walk-in community members.  It was a great day and we were able to collect 20 units!  Thanks to all who worked to the make the blood . . .

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WCHS Pride Winners

First Quarter Pride Winners for 2017. Congratulations everyone!

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WCHS Student of the Month Awards

Students of the month for September and October 2017! September      CTE - Brock Bigger      English - Jayde Henry      Math - Caitlyn Martinez     . . .

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Sign Up, Save Lives!

Red Cross Blood Drive November 3!

In the wake of several recent catastrophes (Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the Las Vegas shooting), the need for blood has never been more apparent. The Red Cross provides much needed help to these areas. To do our part, the West Central High . . .

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Pumpkins!

Pumpkin harvesting time at the WCHS Greenhouse.

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Friday Homecoming Activities

Skit Winners: Freshmen Juniors Sophomores Hallway Decorating: Seniors Freshmen Juniors Sophomores

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Thursday Winners Homecoming Week

Vegas Day

Vegas Day dress winners: Ariel Zang Sydney Finkel Kailee Yates Lilah Fosmore Sloan Fisher

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Wednesday Winners Homecoming Week

Circus and Cross Dress Day

Circus: Danielle Rhinehart Lilah Fosmore Sarah Shrum   Cross dress: Colyn Crane Jason Strack Blake Stuber

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Tuesday Twin Day/Salad Day

Homecoming 2017

Today's winners are: Twins Cow Group: Shepherd Coventon Grace Meyer Tori Olson Brianna Hill Batman:  Grant Sibley & MacKenzie Johnson Kiersten Sipes and Kristen Sumpter   Salad Day: . . .

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Monday's Beach/Tourist Day

Homecoming Week 2017

The following were winners of Monday's Beach/Tourist Day and Hallway Competition...... Hallways: 1.  Seniors (Vegas Strip) 2.  Freshmen (Wedding Chapel) 3.  Juniors (Hotel/Casino) 4.  . . .

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WCHS Homecoming Court 2017

  West Central high school students have voted on their 2017 homecoming court with the following students representing their respective classes:  Freshmen attendants: Halee Porter and Jordon Roller; Sophomore attendants: . . .

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New HS Math Teacher - Michael Holloran

Hello, my name is Michael Holloran, West Central High School's newest math teacher. I am from Crystal Lake, IL and currently live in Burlington, IA. I have wanted to be a teacher since the 4th grade, and in high school, math quickly . . .

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WCHS Senior Awards Night 2017

The 2017 West Central High School Scholarship and Academic Awards Night was held the evening of May 9, 2017.  It was a great night to recognize the Seniors and all their achievements.  Several scholarships were awarded . . .

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Special Guests at Softball Tournament

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, the West Central Softball team traveled to Alexis, IL for a tournament.  They had two special fans in attendance for the games, Lauren Mayberry and Justin Long.  The late Dr. Paul Good and his wife Cathy . . .

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On to State!!

Harrison got a gold medal at the Special Olympics, running the 1500M in 6 minutes 8 seconds. He will advance to the state Special Olympics in June. Way to go Harrison!

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WCHS Graduation 2017

West Central High School Commencement May 14, 2017 2:00 P.M. WCHS Gymnasium Biggsville, IL

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NHS Road Cleanup 2017

NHS is in the 20th year with the Adopt a Highway program in Illinois. Today NHS members Laura Newton, Zach Vancil, Megan Krieger, Grace Brent, Maddy Benge, Nick Brokaw, Tori Olson, Kami Endress,  and Braeden Reed worked to clean up the . . .

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WCHS Students Win at Lincoln Trail Conference Art Festival

WCHS was represented by several students at the Lincoln Trail Conference Art Festival on April 18 at Monmouth College. Out of 10 pieces of  artwork submitted, 4 received ribbons: Angel Derengowski, 2nd place in oil pastels; Ashley . . .

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Activity in the Greenhouse 2017

Mrs. Alexander's classes have been busy out at the WCHS Greenhouse.      

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WCHS Career Day 2017

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, West Central High School sponsored a Career Day for the 8th-12th graders at West Central School District.  The event was held beginning at 12:30 in the afternoon.  Each student had the opportunity to . . .

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Radon - The Silent Killer

Radon gas seeps into homes and is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. The risk of radon gas is highest in our area. The American Lung Association in Illinois has sponsored a video contest to educate the public about . . .

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National Honor Society Induction Ceremony 2017

West Central High School held their National Honor Society’s induction ceremony for three new members on March 20, 2017. Zachary Vancil, Vice-president of the National Honor Society, welcomed students, relatives, and . . .

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WCHS Students in 49th Annual Town & Country Art Show

Eight WCHS students recently submitted their artwork for competition in the 49th Annual Town & Country Art Show at the Buchanan Center for the Arts in Monmouth, IL. Those students are Nick Barber, Abby Clem, Angel Derengowski, . . .

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West Central High School Announces Illinois State Scholars

Illinois Student Assistance Commission congratulates six West Central students on their academic achievement   West Central Principal Ben Rees is pleased to announce that 6 students from the graduating class of 2017 have been . . .

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FCA Students Make Global Impact

                                                         The Fellowship of Christian Athletes . . .

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WCHS Students of the Month

West Central High School began the 2016 year by instituting a new and exciting Student of the Month program. Each month the seven departments at WCHS (Career Technical Education, English, Fine Arts, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science, . . .

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Graduation 2016

The WCHS Graduation date has been set for: May 15, 2016 at 2 p.m. Graduation will be held in the WCHS gymnasium.

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West Central High School Announces Illinois State Scholars

Illinois Student Assistance Commission Applauds the Success of Five High School Students West Central High School Principal Scott Schneider is pleased to announce that five West Central High School students from the graduating class of . . .

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WCHS Green House Gets a New Cover

After two full days, and lots of work by a bunch of volunteers, the new cover is in place on the West Central greenhouse.    The workers represented community members, former students, current students, CGB employees, along with . . .

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